Comdex: HyperTransport consortium adds 14 members

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At this week's Comdex trade show in Las Vegas, the HyperTransport Technology Consortium announced 14 new members.

The HyperTransport Technology Consortium is an organization founded to develop, promote and manage specifications of the HyperTransport I/O link technology. Apple is one of the consortium's founding members.

Acer Laboratories Inc, Altera, AMCC, Fast-Chip, Flow Engines, GDA Technologies, Josipa Company, LEDA Systems, Marvell Semiconductor, Nokia, Spinnaker Networks, Teradyne, Xilinx, and 0-In Design Automation have come aboard. They'll work together with other members of the consortium to develop future specifications of HyperTransport technology. HyperTransport Technology Consortium offers two membership levels, Contributor or Adopter, based on how actively the member chooses to participate in the various technical and marketing activities. All members of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium receive a royalty-free license to the HyperTransport Intellectual Property.

"Since the formation and launch of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium in July of this year, we have been determined to work with companies that are extending HyperTransport technology to next-generation applications and the newest members of the consortium are doing just that," said Gabriele Sartori, president of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium, in announcing the newest members.

HyperTransport interconnect technology is a new high-speed, high-performance, point-to-point link for integrated circuits, developed to enable the chips inside of high-performance computer, networking and communications devices to communicate with each other faster than with existing technologies. HyperTransport technology's bandwidth of 12.8GB/sec purportedly offers up to a 48-fold increase in data throughput, compared with existing system interconnects that typically provide bandwidth up to 266MB/sec.

HyperTransport complements externally visible bus standards like the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI), as well as emerging technologies like InfiniBand and 10GB Ethernet. Although initially developed for high-performance personal computer and server platforms, the technology is also gaining momentum in networking and communications devices, embedded applications and other non-PC devices. Multiple products integrating support for HyperTransport technology are in development to support desktop and notebook personal computers, workstations and servers and Internet communication devices.

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